‘Tis the spring of souls today: Christ has burst his prison,
and from three days’ sleep in death as a sun has risen.
All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
from the Light to whom we give laud and praise undying.
Alleluia! now we cry to our Lord immortal,
who triumphant burst the bars of the tomb’s dark portal;
Alleluia! with the Son God the Father praising;
Alleluia! yet again to the Spirit raising.
text: John of Damascus, c. 696-c. 754;
tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-1866, alt.
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During the season of Easter, many congregations light the Paschal Candle during all worship services. At other times of the year, it is lit for baptisms and funerals. Learn more:
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“Come to the Water” by Daniel Erlander
Daniel Erlander’s Baptism manuals, “Water Washed and Spirit Born” and “Let the Children Come”, spring to life as ″Come to the Water,” a family of books, curriculum and a video to support baptismal preparation and ongoing baptismal education for people of all ages. Available for pre-order now!
Come to the Water Leader Sourcebook: Holy Baptism Resources for the Whole Congregation
This rich sourcebook and curriculum guide will equip you to lead your whole congregation into a deep understanding of Holy Baptism based on Daniel Erlander’s classic baptism manuals, “Let the Children Come” and “Water Washed and Spirit Born”.
Come to the Water: An Interactive Baptism Manual for Kids
This new resource draws on Daniel Erlander’s two other baptism manuals Let the Children Come and Water Washed and Spirit Born plus additional pages that are full of interactive content that kids will love.
Come to the Water, Little One: My Holy Baptism Board Book
This colorful and inviting board book introduces young children to Holy Baptism with its welcoming message: “Come to the Water, Little One!”
Come to the Water Animated Video
Featuring a hand-drawn animation style that perfectly complements the illustrations of Daniel Erlander, this video highlights the messages found in Erlander’s baptism manuals.
Come to the Water Starter Pack – Pre-Order Special!
This pack contains one of every resource listed above, at a reduced price. Available only for pre-order.
To find more details on each of these resources or to pre-order the Starter Pack or any individual part,click here.
The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) invites you to sign up for a webinar to hear Carl Schalk, noted Lutheran composer, author and lecturer, discuss how worship and music come together in the Lutheran tradition. Non-ALCM members are welcome. Click here to register.
Open to everyone (though space is limited to 50 registrants), this full-day workshop will include teaching about the history, theology and practice of dinner church as well as interactive workshops for planning dinner church in our own settings and thinking about how eating together and God’s word go hand in hand. The day will close with a dinner church service.
Registration is $50 ($40 with an early-bird discount, until May 1). Participants will receive a copy of Kendall’s book, “We Will Feast,” as well as all materials necessary for the workshop and two meals (lunch and dinner).
If you have any questions, email Oceanside Lutheran Church at
The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians invites all worship leaders to the national biennial worship conference.
Consider joining more than 278 of your colleagues who have already registered. Registration is open. Advance single-day registration is also available.